"THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER, JUST BAD GEAR."
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DRY… STAYING DRY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT IN MAINTAINING COMFORT WHILE PERFORMING IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. WATERPROOFING AND BREATHABILITY GO HAND-IN-HAND. ALL WATERPROOF ZERO RESTRICTION GARMENTS PROVIDE THE PERFECT BALANCE OF BREATHABILITY AND WATERPROOFING TO KEEP YOU COMFORTABLE IN THE ELEMENTS.
MM WATERPROOF RATING
This rating is found by filling a 1”x1” square column with water and measuring the height (in millimeters) before the water begins to pass through the fabric. The higher the number the more waterproof the fabric.
All Zero Restriction waterproof fabric is treated with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating which causes water to bead on its surface. This layer is essential in keeping the outer layer of the garment from becoming saturated (aka “wetting out”) and maintaining its breathability. Learn more about DWR and how to care for it here.
Breathability is crucial in keeping you dry while active. Without breathability, perspiration will build up inside the garment, defeating the purpose of being waterproof. Check out our information on garment care to maintain your gear's breathability.
The breathability rating is a measurement of vapor movement through the material and is displayed as the grams of water that move through a square meter of fabric in a 24-hour period (g/m2/24hr). This rating has been challenged recently because it has been proven that the rating can change given different environments. So, we are publishing the ratings that fabric manufacturers use with the following disclaimer: explaining breathability is a bit like explaining love to a 4-year-old, it’s complicated…
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LIGHTWEIGHT AND VERSATILE, ZERO RESTRICTION WIND PIECES EFFECTIVELY BLOCK ANY WIND THAT SPRINGS UP. ENGINEERED FOR COMFORT AND FREEDOM OF MOTION, THE ENTIRE ZR WINDPROOF LINE EMPLOYS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF FABRICS, ENSURING PLAY IN BLUSTERING CONDITIONS.